(Volume 1 of 4)
AUDIO BOOK of the Urdu translation of a masterpiece of knowledge and wisdom.
Scholar, saint, gnostic, friend and intimate of God Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali (1055-1111), also known as Imam Ghazali, wrote a masterpiece of spirituality aided by Divine inspiration called "Ihya Uloom ud Deen" or "Revival of the Knowledge of the Path to God" (originally written in Arabic) which has been, for the last 900 years, a beacon of light for humanity, a guide for the seekers of truth, and a roadmap for all spiritual travellers to guide their spiritual quests. In this era of increasing conflicts and negativities that require universal healing, it is imperative to rediscover the treasures of this book to give a new life to humanity. This is the audio book of the complete Urdu translation of the 4 volumes of "Ihya Uloom ud Deen" which is easy to understand by anyone with mediocre comprehension/listening skills in Urdu language. There are 4 volumes of this book with each volume containing 10 books. Thus "Ihya Uloom ud Deen" has a total of 40 books integrated into a unified whole.
Volume 1 deals with acts of worship and the deep inner wisdom behind them, volume 2 deals with dealings with other human beings, volume 3 explains the evils of the soul and how to eradicate them, and volume 4 explains the adornments (beautiful inner qualities) of the soul and how to achieve them. This book is a compendium of wisdom that can transform an individual into one who is filled with positive energy and enlightenment after one has overcome the low and base qualities. The end result is the achievement of one's purpose of life, unlocking of the mysteries of the universe, unveiling of the truth, springing forth of the fountains of wisdom in which one find answers to all questions of life, effulgence of lights in the deepest recesses of the soul, dawning of eternal happiness and bliss, eradication of all darknesses and negativities, arrival of soul at the doorsteps of the Divine Reality, and proximity and intimacy of God who is the final destination of every human being and is the ultimate goal of all seekers of truth.
It's a great fortune of Urdu language that Urdu has at least 3 different complete and honest translations of this great book done in the last 150 years which is how old the literary history of Urdu is. The best of these available complete Urdu translations is being presented here is audio format. The entire Urdu translation used in this audio book can be found at Imam Ghazali wesbite at www.ghazali.org/urdu . A complete translation in English has not been done yet but publisher Fons Vitae (www.fonsvitae.com) is working on one and may have it published sometime in the future. Many partial translations of varying qualities of various parts of "Ihya Uloom ud Deen" are available at Imam Ghazali wesbite at http://www.ghazali.org . The "completest" English translation of the 4 volumes of this book by Fazlul Karim (published by various South Asian publishers) is not a complete translation in English as half of this great book has been skipped in this translation besides this translation is lacking in command of English. Even with these glaring shortcomings, Fazlul Karim's English translation is still the completest one available to this date and should be appreciated for that. It can be found at http://www.ghazali.org/books/ihya-v1.pdf , http://www.ghazali.org/books/ihya-v2.pdf , http://www.ghazali.org/books/ihya-v3.pdf , and http://www.ghazali.org/books/ihya-v4.pdf . So let's begin our journey into the depths of this fathomless ocean without shores and witness the splendors and marvels that are embedded deep within. An anonymous poet said in Urdu:
ENGLISH AUDIO BOOKS of "Revival of Knowledge of Path to God" by Imam Ghazali at below links:
Volume 1: https://archive.org/details/RevivalOfKnowledgeOfPathToGodVol1EnglishByImamGhazali
Volume 2: https://archive.org/details/RevivalOfKnowledgeOfPathToGodVol2EnglishByImamGhazali
Volume 3: https://archive.org/details/RevivalOfKnowledgeOfPathToGodVol3EnglishByImamGhazali
Volume 4: https://archive.org/details/RevivalOfKnowledgeOfPathToGodVol4EnglishByImamGhazali